Chris Phillips (voice actor)

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Chris Phillips
Born (1958-02-26) February 26, 1958 (age 56)
United States of America
Nationality American
Education Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Alma mater Emerson College
Occupation Voice actor, screenwriter, singer
Years active 1985-present
Notable credit(s) Felix the Cat: The Movie
as Felix the Cat
Doug
as Roger M. Klotz

Chris Phillips (born February 26, 1958) is an American voice actor, screenwriter and singer. He is best known in his roles in Rockstar games such as Marty Chonks and El Burro in Grand Theft Auto III, his role in Max Payne and voicing Felix The Cat in Felix the Cat: The Movie.

Early life[edit]

He studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting and attended Emerson College in Boston.

Career[edit]

Phillips might be best known as the voice of the Face mascot on the former Nick Jr. (block) that ran on Nickelodeon from 1988 to 2009 before its branding was used for the Nick Jr. channel after its re-brand, when Nickelodeon's preschool channel changed its name from Noggin to Nick Jr, and the Nick Jr. block changed its name from Nick Jr. to Nick Play Date. Face ran from 1994 until 2004. Phillips voiced many characters on the animated series Doug, which aired on both ABC and Nickelodeon (In Disney's version, he also became the voice of Roger Klotz as Billy West left.). Other Cartoons include PB&J Otter for Disney, Beavis & Butthead for MTV, Generation Jets for CBS, Bubble Guppies for Nickelodeon and Team Umizoomi also on Nickelodeon. He does regular voice work for the award winning PBS show Between The Lions. He has been in numerous “TV Funhouse” episodes for Saturday Night Live.

Animated film credits include Felix the Cat: The Movie 1988 as the Professor, Roger Klotz and various voices in Doug's 1st Movie 1999 and various voices in Osmosis Jones 2001 directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly.

Phillips has voiced a number of computer games as well including Grand Theft Auto 3, Max Payne 1 & 2, Mafia: The City Of Lost Heaven, Red Dead Revolver, Alone In The Dark and Neverwinter Nights 2.

His voice has appeared on TV and radio commercials for Comcast, Honey Nut Cheerios, eBay, Rolaids, Arby’s, Cocoa Puffs, Miller Lite, Lucky Charms, NY Lottery, Cingular, Fed Ex and Pepto Bismol to name a few.

He appeared in the Denis Leary special No Cure For Cancer for Showtime and Lock 'n Load for HBO. He directed and appeared in the off Broadway version of No Cure For Cancer. He was also in Leary's holiday special Merry F %$in' Christmas for Comedy Central, (Phillips wrote and produced the title song) he is also co-author of the book of the same name. He is in the Leary special Douchebags and Donuts for Comedy Central. Phillips also writes all of Leary's songs with him as well as produces his CDs. He has received a platinum album for the single "Asshole" and a gold record for No Cure For Cancer.

Phillips has written and produced music for American Motors cars and Ethan Allen Furniture commercials. He co-wrote and performed the theme for Shorties Watching Shorties for Comedy Central and is in the house band for The Comedy Central specials Comics Come Home. Phillips and his band The Enablers are the backup band for Denis Leary. They released their own CD entitled Everest. As a young boy, Phillips and his sister Pam used to make comedy tapes with a recorder he received from his grandfather. It was then that he got the performing bug.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1988 Felix the Cat: The Movie Felix the Cat
The Professor
Grumper
1990 Street Hunter Radio Commentator
1994 The Ref Old Baybrook Policeman
1995 To Die For High School Soccer Player
1998 Nickel-O-Zone Big O
1999 Doug's 1st Movie Roger Klotz
Boomer
Larry
Mr. Chiminy
2001 Osmosis Jones Additional voices
2002 The Lovers
2002 Mighty Bug 5 Snail
2003 A Very Wompkee Christmas Scout
2011 Top Cat: The Movie Vinny
Spectrum
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Additional voices
2013 Epic Additional voices

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour Animated Character - Opening Sequence
1991-1995 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Additional Voices Episodes: "The Square Scam"
"The S.A.T. Score Scam"
"Unfair Exchange"
"A Rodent Ran Through It"
1996-1999 Doug Roger M. Klotz (Disney version, replacing Billy West)
Boomer Bledsoe
Larry the A.V. Nerd
1998 PB&J Otter Ernest Otter
Munchy Beaver
Cap'n Crane & Walter Raccoon
Episode: "Bye Bye PB&J/Babbleberry Day"
2000 Between the Lions Cliff Hanger
2003 Generation Jets Willie
Spike
Blitz
2004 The Wrong Coast Various Celebrity Voices TV mini-series
Davey & Goliath's Snowboard Christmas Additional voices
2005 Saturday Night Live Episode: "Will Ferrell/Queens of the Stone Age"
Merry F#%$in' Christmas Additional voices
2009 Rescue Me Rep. Gerard
2011 Beavis and Butt-Head Car Dealership Owner Episode: "Used Car/Bounty Hunters"
Bubble Guppies Mr. Grouper (Understudy/Singing Voice)
Additional voices
2011–present Team Umizoomi Doormouse
2014-present Wallykazam! Cake Monster
Goblin Guardian

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Max Payne DEA Agent Alex Balder
Mercenary
Killer Suit
Grand Theft Auto 3 El Burro
Marty Chonks
2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven Additional voices
2003 Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne - A Film Noir Love Story Cleaner
2004 Red Dead Revolver Carnaby Peabody
Hanz Kenyan
Stagecoach Driver
2006 Neverwinter Nights 2 Nolaloth
Thunderbelly
Lorne Starling
2008 Alone in the Dark Crowley
Order Up! Jimbo Jambo
Tex Porterhouse

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